Vitality

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Living a healthful life

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the autonomy of each individual and his or her God-given power of choice. Rather than mandating standards of behavior, Adventists call upon one another to live as positive examples of God’s love and care.

Part of that example includes taking care of our health—we believe God calls us to care for our bodies, treating them with the respect a divine creation deserves. Gluttony and excess, even of something good, can be detrimental to our health.

Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature creates a wealth of good things that lead to vibrant health. Pure water, fresh air and sunlight—when used appropriately—promote clean, healthy lives.

Exercise and avoidance of harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol and mind-altering substances lead to clear minds and wise choices. A well-balanced vegetarian diet that avoids the consumption of meat coupled with intake of legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, along with a source of vitamin B12, will promote vigorous health.

Such health is a gift from a loving God who wants us to live life in its abundance. When we benefit from such love, we feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation toward our creator.

Because of this, Adventists choose to praise God with joyful living.

First adult bone marrow transplant successfully completed at LLU Cancer Center

First adult bone marrow transplant successfully completed at LLU Cancer Center

The first adult bone marrow transplant has been successfully completed at Loma Linda University (LLU) Health. The patient, Merlin Decoud, from Moreno Valley, was successfully transplanted on Dec. 7,...

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Commentary: Rest for the Soul

Commentary: Rest for the Soul

January 13 is Health Ministries Sabbath. In order to celebrate and bring awareness to this special day, ANN is reprinting an article from the Health Ministries website. To read more articles on health...

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Paisley Adventist Church makes a healthy partnership in Scotland

Paisley Adventist Church makes a healthy partnership in Scotland

An Adventist church planted in one of the most socially deprived communities in Scotland has been seeking premises from which it can be a center of influence. While previous attempts to purchase a...

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Two LLUH physicians make an impact on epilepsy care in Malawi

Two LLUH physicians make an impact on epilepsy care in Malawi

Two Loma Linda University Health physicians have established the first physician-run epilepsy treatment programs in the southeastern African nation of Malawi.  Warren Boling, MD, and Travis Losey,...

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Adventist church headquarters in Bangladesh builds community connections through employee impact.

Adventist church headquarters in Bangladesh builds community connections through employee impact.

Adventist leaders in the predominantly Muslim country of Bangladesh are looking back on 2017 with gratitude to God for His leading in their community work this year. The Adventist Development and...

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Loma Linda University Medical Center- Murrieta Cancer Program earns national accreditation

Loma Linda University Medical Center- Murrieta Cancer Program earns national accreditation

Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta (LLUMC – Murrieta), which opened in 2011, was granted a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons...

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Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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